Characterization of Formaldehyde Exposure Resulting from the Use of Four Professional Hair Straightening Products

@article{Pierce2011CharacterizationOF,
  title={Characterization of Formaldehyde Exposure Resulting from the Use of Four Professional Hair Straightening Products},
  author={Jennifer S Pierce and Anders Abelmann and Lauren J Spicer and Rebecca E. Adams and Meghan E Glynn and K. Neier and Brent L Finley and Shannon H Gaffney},
  journal={Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene},
  year={2011},
  volume={8},
  pages={686 - 699}
}
An exposure simulation study was conducted to characterize potential formaldehyde exposures of salon workers and clients during keratin hair smoothing treatments. Four different hair treatment brands (Brazilian Blowout, Coppola, Global Keratin, and La Brasiliana) were applied to separate human hair wigs mounted on mannequin heads. Short-term (6–16 min) and long-term (41–371 min) personal and area samples (at distances of 0.5 to 3.0 m from the source) were collected during each treatment for the… 
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